Dr Alicia Au is a general ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon. She completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne with 1st class honours in both medicine and surgery.
During her undergraduate years she was consistently included in the Dean’s Honours list and won numerous prizes including the Anatomy Exhibition prize, Dwight’s prize, T.F. Ryan prize, & Matthew W.McKenzie award in anatomy, the Chemistry Exhibition prize, and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine Victorian region prize. She spent her residency years at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.
In 2009 Dr Au completed her 5 years of ophthalmic training and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Her training was based at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. She was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal for Advanced Ophthalmic Pathology. Dr Au worked at the Monash Medical Centre Ophthalmology Unit for a year as the cataract surgery senior registrar then fellow. In that time she performed nearly 1000 cataract extractions and intra-ocular lens insertions.
Dr Au underwent further fellowship training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in the Orbital, Plastics and Lacrimal Unit and has spent time overseas pursuing further interest in Oculoplastic surgery. She is trained in a broad range of oculoplastic surgical procedures including external and endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy for correction of nasolacrimal duct obstructions; aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery including ptosis repair, ectropion and entropion repair, eyelid tumour excision and reconstruction; and in orbital surgery.
Dr Au is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and currently holds a number of public hospital appointments as a visiting ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Monash Health Ophthalmology Service.
She has ongoing involvement in ophthalmic training. She has been involved in ophthalmic registrar training for many years, as a clinical tutor, lecturer and as the coordinator of the registrar’s teaching program. She has also been involved in organising the Fellowship examinations of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.